Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Star Legacy Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Arc of Iowa N/A IA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 731,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Metropolitan Family Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Community Development Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence Alaska Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 307,525

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Ability Center UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 23,025
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 121,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 625
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Community Development Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence Alaska Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 307,525

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13280 records found.